Item# IE NC



Active, noise-cancelling, in-ear headphones with microphone

$149.95149.95 each $199.95
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To access Harman Kardon-quality sound in such a comfortable, lightweight, in-ear headphone marks a truly awe-inspiring, road-ready occasion. Highly functional, their one-button remote/microphone lets you take advantage of most smart devices while their active noise cancellation deals with those times when you’ve got better things to listen to than those around you. From its micro USB charging facility to its distinctive Patent Freebit, ‘no-slip’, ergonomic ear tips and handy travel pouch, Harman Kardon IE NC is every ounce the ultimate in travel companions that promise to work as hard as they play.

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  • 1 set of Harman Kardon Harman Kardon IE NC
  • 3 pairs of ergonomic Freebit ear tips ( S, M, L )
  • 3 pairs of in-ear tips ( S, M, L )
  • 1 carrying bag
  • 1 micro USB charging cable
  • 1 flight adapter
  • Warranty card
  • Cable clip

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Two 9mm Harman Kardon drivers deliver memorable sound, belying their ‘mini’ size while their smaller, lightweight design translates to longer listening without fatigue or burn-out of any kind.

No matter your environment, Harman Kardon IE NC controls what you hear – and don’t hear thanks to active noise cancellation for up to 35 hours at a time. Should you need to take that call, you’re one-button away from staying connected to the outside world at your discretion.

In-ear headphones are great – until they fall out. This can’t happen with the high-end ear tips that work with active Noise Cancellation to keep external sounds out. All the better to savor the superior Harman Kardon sound within.

Harman Kardon thinks of everything and Harman Kardon IE NC is equipped with all you need to maintain your on-the-go lifestyle on your terms. From Harman Kardon IE NC’s handy charging facility to an in-flight adaptor for accessing the in-flight movie or listening channels, there’s even a handy carrying pouch to keep it all together when you’re taking a break.

Battery Life
Input Impedance
32 ohms
Maximum Input Power
500 mW
Frequency Response
12Hz to 24kHz
Maximum Input Power
107.5dB SPL/V (NC off/passive), 115dBSPL/V (NC on/active)
Jack plug 3.5mm (1.8”)
1.65m 99.99% oxygen-free cable, 3' 9" (1.15m) to NC

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1 Year

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IENC is rated 3.41025641025641 out of 5 by 234.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great With My All Windows Devices I ordered it for my Windows 10 Mobile for phone calls and entertainment. But now I am using it with Laptop, Surface, Xbox via Controller. It offers great functionalities and superior sound.
Date published: 2016-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Ear Buds These work so well that to pin point anything is just a waste of time. I will say this. They have different sizes for the part that goes in the ear and also for the part that wraps the contour of the ear so you can adjust them for your own ears. I'm to lazy so i took them off but they work so great.
Date published: 2016-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Supreme sound. I am so happy I purchased these. The sound of the mids, and the highs are superb, and the bass is balanced and perfect. These are such an indulgent treat to listen to. I absolutely love them!
Date published: 2016-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great fit Very light, good sound cancelation, and speakerphone.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great earphones I like the bass effect and the noise cancellation effect soo much
Date published: 2016-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb sound Ordered this a couple of days ago. I received it in 3 days. Totally glad I made the purchase. Superb sound . I trust HK to deliver and it never disappointed. I have other HK products that are tried and tested-a "Home theatre speaker system" , "Onyx" and "One" -a portable bluetooth speaker. Proud of my HK products including my latest addition. Thanks HK!
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best My second best wires earbuds I just wish HC starts making Bluetooth earbuds!
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I bought a week ago for my 2 children They LOVE them!!!! The quality is Amazing - truly noise canceling
Date published: 2016-07-29
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How do I activate these headphone

Asked by: vasu pathapati
Here is how you can activate the Noise Cancelling feature of the IENC You can turn the Noise Cancellation on and off by using the switch that is located on the right side of the NC box. When choosing the switch option, you will see a green light inside the switch will indicate that the Noise Cancelation is on. To turn off the Noise Cancelation, move the switch down towards the cable and the green light will turn off. When charging this device with the micro USB charging cable included in the packaging, you will see the light turn orange to indicate that it is charging.
Answered by: Jaycob
Date published: 2016-09-16

are these new? or refurbished?

Asked by: venky
All units purchased from our website is brand new.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-09

Are these sweat proof at all, or purely audio earbuds? I don't want to ruin them working out.

Asked by: Tungi
The IENC is not a sweat proof earbuds. If you're looking into something sweat proof, our sister company, JBL, offers sport headpones designed to use for workouts. You may visit at this link for a quick reference.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-19

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Asked by: dana
Please use Chrome or Firefox (recommended). Clear the browser cache and cookies. If this doesn't help, please submit a case at and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-06-24

I dont think it is wireless, why does it says it has charging capability?

Asked by: arni
You are correct, the IENC is not a wireless product. The Active Noise Cancelling box is what you will need to charge with a micro USB. In order to receive up to 35 hours of active noise cancellation, it needs to be charged for 3.5 hours. You should still be able to hear music without having the ANC on.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-07-16

What a great product!, Is there any risk if the Noise cancelling device is connected by few seconds to the outlet.

Asked by: JRom
There won't be any risks if you have plugged the unit to an outlet for charging. The noise cancellation feature will still be okay as well if plugged into a wall outlet.
Answered by: Amir at Customer Service
Date published: 2016-08-24

How many hours  can charge?

Asked by: anselma
It typically takes 3.5 hours of charging time in order to receive up to 35 hours of active noise cancellation.
Answered by: Karissa
Date published: 2016-06-01

I just purchased a Shoho II NC.  I tried to listen on my IPhone, but nothing could be heard.  Does the device need to be charged first?

Asked by: aland3370
It is not necessary to charge these headphones because they are a wired product. The Active Noise canceling box is what you will need to charge with a micro USB, but you should still be able to hear music without having the ANC on. Make sure the the 3.5 mm jack is plugged in all the way in you iPhone. Sometimes large iPhone cases can cause a bad connection with wired headphones. If you are still experiencing issues, please contact your local Harman Kardon Customer Service for technical support.
Answered by: Karissa
Date published: 2016-08-17
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